The Hockey News Podcast: Should the NHL Declare a COVID-19 Crisis?
Does the NHL need to drastically reassess its pandemic protocols? Why does John Tortorella hate fun? And more.
The Stars (Hopefully?) Align for Steven Stamkos' Olympic Dream
A month before Canada names its roster, Stamkos is playing his best hockey in years and looks his healthiest in years. Will he finally get his shot to compete for gold?
The Hockey News Podcast: Will Tampa Pull Another Salary-Cap Stunt?
Will the Lightning use a Nikita Kucherov injury to their advantage again? Is Evander Kane's NHL career over? Plus, early-season overreactions and more.
The Hockey News Podcast: 2021 Summer Mailbag Edition
This all-mailbag episode includes questions on everything from Tuukka Rask retirement odds to Sean Monahan's trade value.
The Hockey News Podcast: What Happens to Evander Kane if Gambling Accusations Prove True?
What is a fair punishment if the NHL finds proof that Evander Kane bet on his own games? Which contending team's quiet off-season should worry its fans the most? What now for the Sabres and Jack Eichel? And more.
Are the Hurricanes Actually 'Safer' in Net with Andersen and Raanta?
Carolina shied away from paying Alex Nedeljkovic for a small sample size. By betting on two veterans with shaky health histories, however, they're arguably taking more of a risk.
Stephen Johns on why he's Rollerblading Across America
This isn't a victory lap for someone who has finished the healing process. Johns is battling through his depression in real time and sharing his journey to help others facing the same demons.
Why Tuukka Rask's Injury is a Blessing for the Bruins
During a flat-cap off-season, an injury keeping the star netminder out until next winter could create some crucial financial flexibility in Boston.
The Hockey News Podcast: Will Gerard Gallant Lead the Rangers to the Playoffs?
Will new coach Gallant bring the culture change the Rangers seek? How much tinkering do the Avalanche need? Which teams should chase Dougie Hamilton? And more.
The Hockey News Podcast: How Legitimate are the Minnesota Wild?
Can the streaking Wild hang with the other juggernauts in the West Division? Is Jakob Chychrun a Norris Trophy threat? How did the Women's World Championship slip through the cracks? And more.
The Hockey News Podcast: is Patrick Marleau a Hall of Famer?
Will the games record clinch a Hall call for Marleau? Should the Canucks be playing hockey at all right now? How do you fix the Devils? And more.
'You Can Hear Him Scream.' Grisly Looking Ekblad Injury a Blow to Panthers
Aaron Ekblad was enjoying the best season of his career before he went down with a serious-looking injury Sunday night in Dallas, one that will put him out of the lineup, 'for an extensive time.'
Why There's Only One Way to Eliminate Headshots From the NHL
The officials and Department of Player Safety can't solve the headshot problem in the NHL, because incidental head contact is not illegal. The only way to solve the problem: amend the league rulebook.
Psychedelic Mushrooms, Lawsuits and More: It's Never Boring For Daniel Carcillo
As he launches a company aiming to treat traumatic brain injuries with psychedelics, the always-outspoken Carcillo catches up with The Hockey News to discuss everything from brain injuries to abuse in major junior.
The best remaining destinations for free agent Mike Hoffman
Teams are running out of cap space while the second-best forward of the 2020 UFA class remains on the market, patiently awaiting the right deal. Which teams are best positioned to pursue him?
The Hockey News Podcast: Should We Take The Jack Eichel Trade Talk Seriously?
Is there any chance the Sabres actually trade their star? Can the Lightning contend for the Stanley Cup again next year? And much more.
How Much Do the Lightning Have in the Tank for the Cup Final?
With Steven Stamkos out and Brayden Point clearly playing through an injury, the Lightning's depth is certainly being tested. And so far, Tampa has passed every test. Now comes the final exam.
All Signs Point to 'Tony' Cirelli if Lightning Need a No. 1 Center
Tampa coach Jon Cooper did not have an update on the status of Brayden Point for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final, but if Point can't play, Cooper has a ton of confidence in his replacement.
Niskanen's Suspension Is 'weighted.' But so Is Gallagher's Injury
A one-game suspension in the playoffs is worth multiple regular-season games. But since Niskanen's hit knocked Gallagher out of the series, Niskanen should've been banned for the series, too.
Blues Should Be More Worried About Long-Term Than Short-Term With Tarasenko
Right winger Vladimir Tarasenko left the NHL bubble to have his surgically repaired left shoulder checked. Given how much time he had for it to heal, this looks like a chronic problem.
The NHL shutdown is one more challenge in a season of many for the Blue Jackets
From UFA departures to injuries galore, the Blue Jackets were beaten down by misfortune like no other team in 2019-20. And that was before the COVID-19 pandemic struck.